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contagion
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
the spread of disease or any idea or attitude — especially one that is harmful
  • Monks in desert hideaways, far from contagion; mountain goatherders who'd never mixed with the valley people; lost tribes in the jungles.
    p. 222.4
contagion = germs that spread a disease
  • Silence would fall, as in tragic plays of long ago when the doomed protagonist made an entrance, enveloped in his cloak of contagious bad news.
    p. 106.1
  • Maybe they too had hoped they could outrun contagion.
    p. 270.9
  • The pleeblands, he said, were a giant Petri dish: a lot of guck and contagious plasm got spread around there.
    p. 287.7
  • Contagious diseases, especially sexually transmitted ones.
    p. 293.4
  • This would reduce the chances of infection in case any of the staff got sick; the Paradice models had enhanced immune-system functions, so the probability of contagious diseases spreading among them was low.
    p. 303.8
  • He was worried about contagion — could the Crakers get this thing, or was their genetic material too different?
    p. 352.4

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